Vatican City, 14 November 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father:
- appointed Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw as Archbishop of Lahore (area 23,069, population 27,023,000, Catholics 404,000, priests 78, religious 343), Pakistan. Archbishop-elect Shaw was previously auxiliary of Lahore and apostolic administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” of the same archdiocese.
- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Nanterre, France, presented by Bishop Gerard Daucourt, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.